Frequently Asked Questions
Sunderland is one of the largest cities in the North East of England, with almost 300,000 residents. It’s a city by the sea, offering visitors a captivating combination of picturesque countryside, award-winning beautiful sandy beaches, and all of your high street favourites.
There are lots of ways to travel to Sunderland. If you want to fly to Sunderland, you can book your flight to travel to Newcastle as the International Newcastle Airport is very close to Sunderland. Metro runs directly to Sunderland from Newcastle Airport. If you are coming from London with a train, then you need to know that this a typical journey that takes approximately 3h 30 m. Sunderland has a well – connected rail service with regular train to London, York and Newcastle.
The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport – we offer airport pickups to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at peak times. For the best flight options to Newcastle, check out Flightnetwork.com. If you’re making your own way it’s a 30-minute drive from Sunderland, or an hour on the Metro.
All Undergraduate and Postgraduate students are guaranteed safe and secure accommodation for the duration of their program. All student accommodation residences are self – catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. We offer a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from and our rent prices include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi and personal possessions insurance.
Whatever your career ambitions, we will give you the opportunities and support you to become a successful graduate with the skills and experience top employers are looking for. Recourses available to students:
• Graduate Jobs
• Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair
• Career -Related Opportunities
• Placements • Volunteering
• Student Jobs and Vacation Work
• Student Opportunity Fair
• Starting a Business
We have over 30 clubs to choose from so there is something for everyone. All clubs provide weekly training sessions led by qualified coaches, transport (where relevant) and equipment.
• American Football
• Gaelic Football
• Jeet Kune Do
• Kickboxing & Self Defense
• Pole fitness
• Rugby Union
• Sub Aqua
• Table Tennis
• Ultimate Frisbee
• Water Polo
As part of the University of Sunderland’s continued development of services that it can offer elite athletes during their time at university, the Institute of Sport has implemented and grown the Elite Athlete Scheme. The scheme provides:
• Up to 1000 worth of funding and support
• Sports massage and physiotherapy
• Marketing and Media training
• Strength and conditioning support
• Nutrition and lifestyle management
• Sport Science support
• 1 to 1 objective sessions
• Sport psychology assistance
• Travel and accommodation support
• CitySpace fitness suite membership
The UK has a temperate climate, and temperatures usually range around 2ºC in winter to around 25ºC in summer. Sunderland is in the North East of England, which means the temperature tends to be a little cooler than the rest of the UK. It usually snows in the winter. September in the UK is the end of summer and start of autumn, so the weather may still be warm but will start becoming colder.
Our Disability Support Team provide information, support and guidance to students with disabilities, mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia) and long-term medical conditions.
Clearing is for:
- Anyone who hasn’t achieved the grades required and who hasn’t been accepted for their first or second choice University
- Anyone who has not yet applied for University but wants to enroll on a course in September/October 2020
- Anyone who has not yet achieved any offers for a place at a University.